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Is Your Father Black ? [NOOK Book]

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At the age of seven Joey loses his father,his mother is young and is left with five small chidren. Two years later his mother meets a man and falls in love. Joey could never understand why people would give strange looks to him and his step-father until he finds out he's black. This is the struggle and heartaches of a family in the 1950's Brooklyn, New York living as a bi-racial family.

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Overview

At the age of seven Joey loses his father,his mother is young and is left with five small chidren. Two years later his mother meets a man and falls in love. Joey could never understand why people would give strange looks to him and his step-father until he finds out he's black. This is the struggle and heartaches of a family in the 1950's Brooklyn, New York living as a bi-racial family.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940032916437
  • Publisher: Joseph Baraba
  • Publication date: 9/24/2009
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 576,215
  • File size: 145 KB

Meet the Author

Author Joseph Frank Baraba was born in Brooklyn, New York. He has been writing for the past thirty years. His next two books to be published are: " Clara Lyaten - The Chelsea Murders and " Visions Of Freedom"

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 2.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    Terrible

    This book was awful , the writing was no where near creative, it just ran all over the place, the english grammar, and proof reading were obviously not done, page 256 is repeated and pages 257,259 are missing. You could not draw a relationship with any of the family members other than their families lack of respect and hatred for anyone of color, this book could have been written better by my three year old niece! Glad it was free.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2012

    GOOD BOOK - BAD SPELLING

    The story line was good. The problem with the book was the spelling and proofing.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2012

    Once in awhile you find a real Winner!

    A great potrayal of a disfuntional family...motional, sad ,and unusual...yet somethng all can identify with in parts.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2012

    The point?

    This book didn't have anything to do with the title. It rambled on, went here to there without any real reason. I only finished it to see if there was a point..there wasn't. It was just a lot of mumbo jumbo about a truly dysfunctional family.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    Absolutely Dreadful Writing

    The story may be gripping, but I could not get past the sample. This is not a case of the translation from paper to e-book being imperfect, and I'm pretty sure it's not a matter of dialect...this writer simply does not know how to write English. Sorry.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2014

    Wow

    Sad but riveting. Made me feel bad for the author. True story tha goes to show you to appreciate what you have especially if you have a semi decent family. Thanks to Mr.Baraba for sharing his moving true story. I hope you found peace and love as you got older.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    Worst waste of my time

    The book really had nothing to do with the title. The spelling and grammatical errors were ridiculous. This was a one sided story where every single family member was supposedly wretched except the main character. Horrible, horrible read. I can't even believe I read it all...like a train wreck I could not look away.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2013

    And.....

    This book had nothing to with the title at all. The fact that his steel father was black is completely irrelevant after the first hundred pages or so. The author rambles on, often complaining and whining about his siblings, especially his sister who he clearly still dislikes. His family was highly dysfuncinal but nine hundred pages of "hey I'm the sane one" is excessive.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    Interesting story

    Interesting story, a rather uncomfortable glimpse inside a dysfunctional family. Im not sure why its titled as it is since that doesnt seem to factor much into the story. Lots of grammatical errors but, in a weird way it adds to the flavor of this paricular family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    Very Much Recommended

    The story of a family and how the mother and older brother tried to keep everyone together through all the hate, grief, crap, lies, and death. When Joe's mother married a black man, it started to form cracks in the family and as they grew older and supposedly "mature", they couldn't stand being different from the others, having a white mom and a black stepdad and such, they started to deal with it in their own ways.. Maggie started hanging out with the "bad crowd" which led to a bad, lazy husband.. Joe tried to run away.. Barney Jr., the interracial kid in the family, was an alcoholic.. Family feuds were started..
    Will they ever get to finally pull together before grief strucks??

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  • Posted June 21, 2012

    Heartfelt

    Interesting story about an interacial marriage, the child of that union and the other children who were not of that marriage an how the family loved, fought and were in trouble and the older sibling who tried to keep the family together.

    I would recommend this book to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    K

    This book kept me reading, but i kept waiting for the connection to the title. It was more about dysfunctional relationships between siblings. It just rambled on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    Good read

    298 pages This book was very good and since I've lived through some of the same events, it was a journey into the past although not a pleasant one. This family suffers from being totally dysfunctional and being a mixed, biracial family, the problems just multiply. The sister Maggie is the worst but the reality of her type of behavior is more common than most people would think. I've quit worrying about typos, spelling and other mistakes and just choose to enjoy the reading. If you can overlook some of the editing mistakes, you will probably really enjoy this book. **

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  • Posted April 12, 2012

    Great book for non fiction reading

    I am more than half way through this book and have a hard time putting it down at night! It is a great book about being bi-racial home in early 1960's - when bi-racial was not even thought about. This author does a fantastic job telling the facts and how he and his family was treated.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2012

    Must read

    A definite must read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    Good read

    Really liked the story. What a dysdunctional family, but if they were normal there wouldnt be a story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2012

    Is Your Father Black

    The story line is very good. It is about a dysfunctional family and their efforts to get through everyday life. I had a hard time getting past all of the spelling and grammer errors.

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